Summary Canon T3i

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Sensor size
Help APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,040k dots
Help 17.9 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Also known as: Canon Kiss X5, Canon EOS 600D

Canon Rebel T3iCanon Rebel T3i


Canon has replaced the Rebel T3i with the T4i.

Canon Rebel T4i
Canon Rebel T4i announced May 2012

Compare the new Canon T4i vs the T3i

reviewsWhat are people saying about the T3i

"Excellent image quality even at high ISO settings" | talking about the camera's image-quality
"Good quality 1080/720p video output with a range of frame rates and control over exposure" | talking about the camera's video-quality
"The Rebel T3i / 600D is exactly the camera that we'd expect it to be - it's feature-rich, reasonably priced, enjoyable to use and, most importantly, takes great pictures." | talking about the camera's overall-performance


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.







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Avatar for Tuolumne Tuolumne (11:28 PM, October 04, 2014)
Nope. Early Nikon autofocus cameras and lenses were designed to focus using a motor in the lens. Many years after that Nikon started making lenses containing an autofocus motor, and later they dropped the in-body autofocus motor on the cheaper camera models.

Thus, all the more recent Nikon lens designs have focus motors, though Nikon still makes some older lens models that have always lacked motors and which were meant to be used with cameras having motors in the body. Higher-end Nikon cameras have focus motors in the body to enable use of these older lenses, while the cheaper bodies rely on the motors inside the lenses and can't focus the older lenses which lack these motors.

If you want to start out in Nikon, you can just buy the newer (AFS) lens designs and any Nikon camera will focus them. The only problem then in going from crop sensor to full frame is if you have invested money in lenses specifically designed for crop sensors. That would be the case for any line of cameras offering two substantially different sensor sizes.
Avatar for Ian Santopietro Ian Santopietro (5:11 PM, December 16, 2013)
Hey man, don't go dissing the thrifty fifty! The 1.8 lens is still nice, and excellent glass for the price!
aarongreenfoot (6:36 AM, July 15, 2013)
Ha! This is two years old, and still funny!
IMtiaz (3:47 AM, July 10, 2013)
the back pic is not of t3i .... that pic is of t3 ..t3i got tilting LCD
Avatar for Devon Etherton Devon Etherton (2:04 AM, June 01, 2013)
T4i is more geared to video
Avatar for Devon Etherton Devon Etherton (2:03 AM, June 01, 2013)
I have used the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens for portrait and love it.. It's a very sharp,small and not extremely expensive lens.
Kael (10:57 PM, May 20, 2013)
He was being ironical when he said ironical.
Avatar for Tamer Ragheb Tamer Ragheb (11:28 AM, May 11, 2013)
I am using a Canon Rebel T3i since a while, not the expected image quality when using higher ISO than 800
Avatar for JSDirect JSDirect (1:45 PM, April 10, 2013)
I love this camera. In my opinion, the coolest feature is the 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen rated an impressive 1 million pixels. The key point is its flexibility compared to the Nikon, which has a fixed screen. They have these on sale at a great discount with free shipping at
Froomhouse (6:55 AM, April 22, 2012)
Ironical is not a word. I hope you were trying to be *ironic too.
JDKRIEK (4:17 PM, April 07, 2012)
I agree the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens is amazing for portraits.
Avatar for KoutureCrochet KoutureCrochet (1:54 PM, April 05, 2012)
New to dslr,

For all cannons autofocus and image stab are in the lense not the body correct?
Avatar for Scott Spaulding Scott Spaulding (10:24 AM, March 25, 2012)
Uh, not sure where that 'YES' comes from on the 'built in autofocus motor'...  No Canons have body focus motors....they're all in the lenses...  Nikon is split, their high end bodies have the focus motors on them while the low end have them in the lenses...makes for a much rougher conversion from crop to full frame later...
Kcore (1:14 PM, March 20, 2012)
I know this is too late for the birthday, but I have the 50mm 1.4 and l love it for portraits.  Have taken several of infants and teenagers and people ask where they took the kids (what studio).  Is more expensive than the 1.8 but bocha is so nice.  Good luck@c81677232f76be2fd4d90e73dfb24874:disqus 
Avatar for CarolynReichert CarolynReichert (3:57 AM, February 09, 2012)
Recently bought Canon T3i which came with EFS 18-55MM IMAGE STABILIZER MACRO 0.25M/0.8FT lens.  Completely new to us.  Would like to purchase a portrait lens for son's birthday next week.  Any suggestions?

KeLvIn WoOi (6:06 PM, January 25, 2012)
I love my EOS 600D but is it good 4 taking videos? :/
Guest (9:56 AM, January 07, 2012)
Current body only price is only $650
Avatar for Martin Cura Martin Cura (4:46 AM, December 14, 2011)
Thank you so much! I was so in doubt since I saw the D5100 and even though I don't like Nikon very much, it made me doubt myself... now it's settled. T3i it is! Thank you and have a great day :)
Aklonick (0:26 PM, December 11, 2011)
I think you mean "you're dumb"...I really hope you were trying to be ironical
mjke (8:19 AM, November 30, 2011)
t3i is so much better overall ....... if you make videos and get a nikon your dumb.
Bo Smits (2:12 PM, October 22, 2011)
Important differences between Nikon D5100 and Canon T3i

D5100 built in wireless flash controller: NO
T3i built in wireless flash controller: YES

D5100 maximum movie frame rate: 30 fps
T3i maximum movie frame rate: 60 fps

Startup time for D5100: 0.5 second
Startup time for T3i: 0.4 second (if the autoclean function is disabled)

Nikon makes battery grip for D5100: NO
Canon makes battery grip for T3i: YES

D5100 viewfinder: 0.51X
T3i viewfinder 0.53X

D5100 built in autofocus motor: NO
T3i built in autofocus motor: YES

T3i LCD has higher resolution than D5100

T3i has more adjustment settings than D5100 in movie mode

D5100 continuous autofocus ruined some of my movies because it is quite loud and distracting during playback

I returned my D5100 and bought the T3i because of the above differences.
JackieD (3:05 PM, September 08, 2011)
one of the best.... kicks nikon since it has a built in focus motor !
Avatar for Justiciar Justiciar (4:05 PM, July 12, 2011)
Hanie (7:09 PM, April 21, 2011)
the best of it's kind! put the nikon models to shame